Team analysis

France

France

France squad
No.PlayerBornPos.NORSVKNEDSUIESPGSClub
1Mylène Chavas07/01/1998Goalkeeper9090909090 AS Saint-Étienne (FRA)
2Héloïse Mansuy13/02/1997Defender9024+909090 FC Metz (FRA)
3Théa Greboval05/04/1997Defender909081*9090 Paris FC (FRA)
4Hawa Cissoko10/04/1997Defender22909090 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
5Estelle Cascarino05/02/1997Defender90 9+9090
6Cathy Couturier08/01/1997Midfield28*9090 6+ Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
7Delphine Cascarino05/02/1997Forward30+909090901 Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
8Laura Condon18/03/1997Midfield90 909090 ASPTT Albi (FRA)
9Clara Mateo28/11/1997Forward60*909045+903 Paris FC (FRA)
10Grace Geyoro02/07/1997Midfield90909090902 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
11Perle Morroni15/10/1997Forward44+9075*45+901 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
12Pauline Dechilly07/04/1998Defender 90 FC Metz (FRA)
13Elisa De Almeida11/01/1998Defender62+66* Paris FC (FRA)
14Elise Legrout12/08/1997Midfield 46* 45* Paris FC (FRA)
15Julie Thibaud20/04/1998Midfield 73* FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
16Jade Lebastard03/05/1998Goalkeeper EA Guingamp (FRA)
17Anna Clerac02/06/1997Forward46*17+15+45* ASJ Soyaux-Charente (FRA)
18Marie-Antoinette Katoto01/11/1998Forward9044+9066*84*6 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
19Louise Fleury08/08/1997Forward 24+ EA Guingamp (FRA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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France coach Gilles Eyquem

Coach: Gilles Eyquem
30/05/59
"It was a difficult tournament and you can see all the nations are making progress, which makes it increasingly tricky to reach the semi-finals, never mind winning the title. But I knew we were strong, that we had a good squad, and I had faith in the girls. I believed in them, and they paid me back."

France team analysis

France team analysis

  • Well organised defensive unit with option to press early, keeping a high line, or dropping to midfield and preventing the opponents from playing inside the shape.
  • Showed mature tactical flexibility with variations of 1-4-2-3-1, 1-4-3-3 and 1-4-4-2 which they were able to change successfully during or between games.
  • Very fast counter-pressing when losing possession with a high defensive line with able ball-winners in every line.
  • Strong leaders in defence with captain Théa Greboval (No3) being instrumental when starting the attacks and also in set plays.
  • Solid and consistent goalkeeper Mylène Chavas (No1).
  • Excellent wing play from Perle Morroni (No11) with her pace and dribbling skills giving France dominance in that area of the field.
  • Delphine Cascarino (No7) also very fast and outstanding in the 1 v 1 situations on the right wing – one of the key players in the France attack, where wing play was a key component.
  • Tournament top-scorer Marie-Antoinette Katoto (No18) showed excellent finishing qualities and outstanding aerial prowess, while using a strong physique to ensure a great overall presence in the game.
  • Clara Mateo (No9) often operated just behind and to the right of Katoto and was an excellent link-up player with very solid first touch and good turn of pace.
  • Grace Geyoro (No10) was the holding midfielder who would dictate the tempo of the match with excellent vision and passing skills.
  • Excellent impact from substitutions, notably in win against Slovakia and semi-final against Switzerland, where they were able to transform both games in the second 45 minutes.